Many sports cars have been spotted in Lagos especially weekends, Lamborghinis, Ferraris etc but we'll be talking about a Ferrari today. Ferrari has different models, the F12 Berlinetta, the Enzo, the LaFerrari, the 599 GTB Fiorano, the 488GTB, the California etc.
But if you're familiar with super cars, you go know say na one kind of Ferrari na him we dey see pass for Nigeria, although the other models have been spotted couple of times but the one I'm talking about is the beautiful and expensive 458 Line Up (Italia, Spider and Speciale).
|Ferrari 458 Italia|
Both the coupe and convertible models of the 458 share a low, aggressive front end with futuristic-looking headlights, a tall, flared rear end that gives the car a muscular stance, and clean, mid-engined proportions that distill the essence of a modern Ferrari performance car. The 458 Italia's interior is modern and luxurious in its look, but not avant garde or striking.
Sitting just behind occupants' heads, the 458's 4.5-liter V-8 engine is rated at 562 horsepower in standard form, and it'll rev all the way up to a 9,000-rpm redline. It makes 80 percent of its peak 400 lb-ft of torque from 3,250 rpm. But the numbers don't tell the full story of the Italia's V-8. It emits a soundtrack that will delight even those who typically shake their head at noisy sports cars.
In sight and sound, and in poise—as well as performance numbers—the 458 Spider is unparalleled among top-down cars. It’s sexy beyond all the usual cliches, yet it’ll be happy to oblige all of them; it looks technical and racing-influenced in all the right ways; with the F1-derived gearbox snapping off clap-shifts when pressed to duty. It's activated by steering-wheel paddle-shifters, and can get a little tricky when parking on inclines—but we think most owners are willing to live with that compromise. What Ferrari 458 Spider owner is parallel-parking themselves, anyway?
The 458 Speciale emphasizes the importance of performance by trimming weight and tweaking the exterior for greater aerodynamic efficiency, while tuning up the suspension, control electronics, and tire grip for even more impressive track-day ability.
I have seen the 458 many times in Lagos and we can say it looks like a Lamborghini, but if you know cars well, youll know the difference, and if I was asked to choose one, na Ferrari I go choose o.
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